Help apply the pressure of the Biden administration to the fight to protect the Great Lakes and climate from the Enbridge Line 5 oil pipeline.

Enbridge’s oil pipelines in the Great Lakes directly threaten Michigan. Enbridge is now trying to block action by Michigan’s governor to protect us from a catastrophic oil pipeline rupture in the Straits of Mackinac.

Enbridge’s latest move is to claim Canada has authority over oil pipelines in Michigan. Canadian officials are trying to enlist President Biden’s help.


Please sign the petition to President Biden to support Gov. Whitmer’s action to decommission Enbridge’s twin Line 5 oil pipelines in the Straits.

Dear President Biden:

We are reaching out to share with you our support for Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s decision to protect the Great Lakes by acting to decommission Enbridge’s Line 5 oil pipelines in the Straits of Mackinac.

These 67-year-old pipelines present a clear and present danger to the Great Lakes. The twin pipelines in the Straits of Mackinac that put 20 percent of the world’s fresh surface water and the region’s economy at risk should never have been allowed to be there and in fact, were never subject to modern-day environmental laws and reviews.

The State of Michigan, as owner and trustee, has a legal responsibility to manage the public-owned bottomlands where Line 5 is located and protect the Great Lakes. Line 5 has spilled at least 33 times and 1.1 million gallons of oil along its length since 1968. Under the best of circumstances, only 30% of a spill in the Straits of Mackinac would be recovered. 1.5 million jobs and $62 billion in wages are directly connected to the Great Lakes. A pipeline rupture would impact up to 700 miles of shoreline

Enbridge’s ongoing and incurable violations of its 1953 easement with the state prompted Gov. Whitmer to revoke the easement to protect the Great Lakes from a catastrophic oil spill. Gov. Whitmer has ordered the removal of these dangerous pipelines by May 2021, but Enbridge, a Canadian-based oil transport giant, is attempting to delay and ultimately defeat the governor’s actions.

At the heart of this dispute is the sovereign authority and title of U.S. states to protect their water resources for the benefit of their citizens under the perpetual public trust and equal footing doctrines.

Your work to make America the world’s “clean energy superpower” and protecting world-class natural and economic resources like the Great Lakes has tremendous support in the Great Lakes State of Michigan. We urge you to support Gov. Whitmer’s action on the Line 5 pipelines.

Help Reach the Next Goal: 6,000 signatures

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  • Mike Carafelli
    signed via 2021-02-21 13:09:33 -0500
    Mike Carafelli
  • Karen Galloway
    signed via 2021-02-21 13:04:35 -0500
  • Sue Martin
    signed via 2021-02-21 12:25:47 -0500
  • Nikki Sobell
    signed 2021-02-21 12:25:23 -0500
  • Corrie Talbot
    signed via 2021-02-21 12:23:55 -0500
  • Beryl Krasner
    signed via 2021-02-21 12:20:47 -0500
    Beryl Krasner
  • Tim Marschner
    signed 2021-02-21 12:17:16 -0500
    Don’t let Enbridge put our land and waster in jeopardy!
  • Connie L Young
    signed 2021-02-21 12:13:08 -0500
    We need to protect our water ways for future generations. Stop this corruption now!
  • Julie Kolenda
    signed 2021-02-21 12:11:42 -0500
    Julie Ann Kolenda
  • Charles Brown
    signed 2021-02-21 12:11:40 -0500
  • Lindy Barnes
    signed 2021-02-21 12:07:18 -0500
    I lived in the Sonoran Desert for 35 years. I learned to value every single drop of water. We must protect our water because without clean water all life on this planet will perish.
  • Mikel Classen
    signed 2021-02-21 12:05:05 -0500
    Mikel Classen
  • Lynn McGovern
    signed 2021-02-21 11:58:52 -0500
  • Amy Watson
    signed 2021-02-21 11:58:20 -0500
  • Samantha Major
    signed 2021-02-21 11:56:17 -0500
  • Denecia Deford
    signed via 2021-02-21 11:46:55 -0500
  • James Lombus
    signed via 2021-02-21 11:00:13 -0500
    I supported you Mr. President

    Now I need your support.

    Protect the largest repository of fresh water of both the United States and Canada.

    It’s our future at stake.
  • Juanita Butcher
    signed via 2021-02-21 10:39:23 -0500
  • Grace Strong
    signed via 2021-02-21 10:31:38 -0500
  • Tara Sturgeon
    signed via 2021-02-21 10:18:56 -0500
  • Amanda Johnson
    signed via 2021-02-21 09:37:49 -0500
    The risk is too great. As a lifelong Michigan resident I fully support the removal of the Line.
  • Kathryn Dalman
    signed via 2021-02-21 08:54:29 -0500
    Kathryn A Dalman
  • Jaynan Montague
    signed via 2021-02-21 08:48:27 -0500
  • David Fry
    signed via 2021-02-21 06:17:17 -0500
    Risks too high for Michigan and this is way too late in the fossil game to consider replacement.
  • Melinna Pavelek
    signed via 2021-02-21 05:29:38 -0500
  • Brittanny Waters
    signed 2021-02-21 01:29:50 -0500
    Brittanny Sue Waters
  • Bill Janusz
    signed via 2021-02-21 01:24:17 -0500
  • Joanne Robb
    signed via 2021-02-20 23:57:49 -0500
  • Mary Kay Schneider
    signed 2021-02-20 22:12:59 -0500
  • say it straight, i.e. one strong woman
    @bluwndzdancing tweeted link to this page. 2021-02-20 21:27:16 -0500
    SIGN THE PETITION: Help apply the pressure of @JoeBiden and his administration to protect the #GreatLakes and climate from the Enbridge Line 5 oil pipeline. #shutdownline5 Sign here: https://www.oilandwaterdontmix.org/president_biden_support_the_line_5_shutdown?recruiter_id=86836

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